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Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. As well as rehoming dogs from one of our 20 Rehoming Centres, a large part of our work is to focus on Responsible Dog Ownership and Safety Around Dogs education. Dogs Trust Education Officers are available to deliver FREE interactive and engaging workshops to primary schools throughout the UK. The key messages surround themes of ‘Caring for Dogs’, ‘Responsible Dog Ownership’ and ‘How to Stay Safe Around Dogs’. They are linked to the National Curriculum supporting literacy, numeracy, citizenship, science and more!

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

We have a huge variety of fun, engaging and interactive workshops delivered by our dedicated team of Education Officers. All our workshops are tailored to meet the National Curricla for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Some of our Education Officers also have their own dogs that they can bring to meet you and your pupils for a truly unique interactive workshop experience.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Each visit is totally different and can be tailored to your classes needs. Whilst keeping with the themes of Dogs Trust the Education Officers can offer workshops around a range of subjects including Maths, Science, Citizenship, Literacy and many more. All you would need to do would be to talk to the education officer to discuss your individual needs.

Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

We have videos on our learning website to go with our resources; you can find them all here

Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?

What size groups do they cater for?

Ideally we can cater for:

7 – 11 year olds (max 1 class = 30 pupils)

Over 11 year olds, youth groups or kids with special needs = (max 15 pupils)

This is also flexible so just speak to your local officer.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

We can send lesson plans and information to the teachers prior to the workshop. We have a whole website full of fun resources available for teacher to download.

All these resources and games can be found on The Education Officers can also set homework for the children and hand out lesson packs.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Yes, just have to check with the Education Officer attending

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

All our Education Officers can provide a risk assessment so please do mention if you need to see this before your booking is confirmed or before the workshop takes place.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

The local Education Officer details can all be found on our website

What does it cost?

All our workshops are free of charge, as education is a huge part of  solving the problem of stray and/or abandoned dogs. However, donations to the Rehoming Centre or fundraising is always welcomed.

Is specific clothing required?


Do you have first aid on site?


What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Please discuss with the individual Education Officers when booking.

What are your opening days and hours?

All year round and times and days can be discussed with the individual Education Officer.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College

Type of Visit: Animal Welfare Themed Attractions Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Business Studies Citizenship Dance Design and Technology Drama English Engineering Environmental Studies Food & Nutrition Geography History ICT Leisure & Tourism Mathematics Media Music PE PSHE Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

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